The African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences is devoted to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all areas of Medical and Health Sciences. AJMHS aims to promote studies in all areas of the subject such as the basic health sciences, surgery, paediatrics, emergency medicine, cardiology, critical care, oncology and others.
The journal welcomes original manuscripts that provide new insight into matters of interest to researchers, practitioners and policymakers. AJMHS also seeks to actively promote novel solutions to medical and health issues originating from or predominantly related to Africa.
Full length research
Responsible reporting of research studies, which includes a complete, transparent, accurate and timely account of what was done and what was found during a research study, is an integral part of good research and publication practice and not an optional extra.
The African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences supports initiatives aimed at improving the reporting of health research. Authors should follow these guidelines when drafting their manuscripts.
Authors should endeavour to address all items recommended by the guidelines (as a minimum). Adherence to recommended reporting guidelines will increase the probability of manuscripts acceptance for publication.
The EQUATOR website provides a central repository of up-to-date reporting guidelines and other resources that assist authors to prepare a good research manuscript.
Preparing Your Manuscript
Before submission, ensure that the manuscript falls within the scope of the journal. All submissions must be written in good English. Poorly written submissions will be rejected at the point of submission. Manuscripts should be prepared in single-line spacing of not more than 25 pages. Headings, subheadings, sections and subsections should not be numbered. Major headings should be indicated in bold and block text (example - INTRODUCTION). Subheadings should be indicated in normal text and title case. The International System of Units (ISI) and other accepted conventions and nomenclature should be followed.
The title phrase should be brief.
List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name).
Affiliations of authors (department and institution).
Emails and phone numbers.
The abstract should be 100 to 200 words in length. The keywords should be less than 10.
Standard abbreviations should be used all through the manuscript. The use of non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be well-defined in the text following their first use.
The statement of the problem should be stated in the introduction in a clear and concise manner.
Materials and methods
Materials and methods should be clearly presented to allow the reproduction of the experiments.
Results and discussion
Results and discussion maybe combined into a single section. Results and discussion may also be presented separately if necessary.
Tables and figures
Tables should be kept to a minimum.
Tables should have a short descriptive title.
The unit of measurement used in a table should be stated.
Tables should be numbered consecutively.
Tables should be organized in Microsoft Word or Excel spreadsheet.
Figures/Graphics should be prepared in GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint.
Tables and Figures should be appropriately cited in the manuscript.
Disclosure of conflict of interest
Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interest that may have influenced the study.
Acknowledgement of people, funds etc should be brief.
References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. DOIs links to referenced articles should be stated wherever available. Names of journals should be presented in full and not abbreviated.
Berelie, Y., Tesfa, E., & Bayko, T. (2019). Utilization of Postnatal Care Services after home delivery in Ethiopia: A Multilevel Logistic Regression Analysis. African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 18(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMHS2018.0008
Christomelba D.C. & Ananthan G. (2016). Chitosan derived from the tunic of ascidian Phallusia nigra (Savigny, 1816) showing antibacterial activities and its characterization. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 8(9):91-95. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJMMS2014.1087
Chukanchitipat K. & Na-Bangchang K. (2017). A review of clinical pharmacokinetics of chloroquine and primaquine and their application in malaria treatment in Thai population. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 11(38):475-490. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJPP2017.4828
Ikpeme E.E. & Dixon-Umo O.T. (2016). Disclosure of HIV diagnosis to infected children receiving care in University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research 8(7):93-99. https://doi.org/10.5897/JAHR2016.0374
Authors are issued an Acceptance Certificate for manuscripts that have been reviewed and accepted for publication by an editor.